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Football Rumours on Sunday 13th March 2022

last updated Sunday 13th March 2022, 9:54 AM





TRANSFER RUMOURS
  • Arsenal and France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, is being targeted by Barcelona as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund's 21-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland.
    (Le 10 Sport)


  • Manchester United could make a move to bring Sam Johnstone back from West Brom in the summer, although Tottenham and Southampton are also interested in signing the 28-year-old England goalkeeper, who is set to become a free agent.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Chelsea's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 28, is willing to take a pay cut to facilitate a return to Inter Milan on loan.
    (Calciomercato)


  • Lukaku has been angered by suggestions he is trying to exploit the uncertainty at Chelsea over the sanctions on Roman Abramovich and has said he has no intention of leaving the club.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Juventus are targeting moves for Chelsea's two Italy internationals - midfielder Jorginho, 30, and left-back Emerson Palmieri, 27, who is currently on loan at Lyon.
    (Tuttosport)


  • Barcelona are also monitoring the Chelsea situation and are interested in two of their Spain internationals - left-back Marcos Alonso, 31, and right-back Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, who is out of contract in the summer.
    (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, wants to stay in the Premier League if he cannot agree a new contract with Liverpool.
    (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo according to reports in Spain, with his long-running contract negotiations showing no sign of an extension beyond the summer of 2023.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Manchester United have entered the race to sign Real Sociedad's Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 22.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Newcastle are set to rival Aston Villa for the signing of 26-year-old Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Chelsea will do a U-turn to sign on-loan Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 27, from Atletico Madrid this summer - if UK government sanctions allow them to.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Real Madrid want to keep Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, who is set to become a free agent, for at least another season but the 36-year-old is yet to sign a new contract.
    (Marca)


  • AC Milan have reached an agreement with Lille to sign 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches in the summer.
    (Calciomercato)



MANAGEMENT STUFF

  • Manchester United have been alerted to the possibility of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel becoming available at the end of the season.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Ajax coach Erik ten Hag is ready to become Manchester United manager - and is open to having interim boss Ralf Rangnick alongside him on the bench.
    (Sunday Mirror)



OTHER STUFF

  • Newcastle are in talks with English midfielder Sean Longstaff, who is out of contract in the summer, over a new long-term deal for the 24-year-old.
    (Sunday Times)


  • Juan Mata could be offered a coaching role at Manchester United - if the Spanish midfielder, 33, retires when his contract expires this summer.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Derby's have suffered another financial blow as proceeds of the £1m deal to sell Kamil Jozwiak to MLS side Charlotte will have to be added to their list of football creditors because they still owe a similar amount of money to his previous club Lech Poznan.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Ilkay Gundogan is set to snub interest from Barcelona and open talks over a new contract with Manchester City.
    (Daily Star on Sunday)


  • Animal-loving Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has revealed he once researched avenues to buy a penguin for his family.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Chelsea have pleaded with the government to lift the ban on them extending player contracts amid fears it could leave them with a major defensive crisis next season.
    (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Chelsea still owe over £71million to Inter for Romelu Lukaku.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Roman Abramovich has been disqualified as a director of Chelsea by the Premier League board, but the club's licence now allows prize money income.
    (Sky Sports)


  • Saudi Media's bid to buy Chelsea includes plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge and renew the contracts of players such as Azpilicueta and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 29, whose current deal is also set to expire this summer.
    (Goal)


  • American tycoon Anthony Ressler, owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, has emerged as another candidate to buy Chelsea and is said to have held secret talks over a deal in Memphis with the Raine Group, who are organising the Premier League club's sale.
    (Sun on Sunday)


  • Chelsea fear going into administration and losing nine points.
    (Mail on Sunday)




















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